College of Business Mississippi State University

State Your Business Career

Jeremy Blackburn
Jeremy Blackburn
Finance
“To have professors that were sincerely interested in helping me see and reach my full potential was something I never expected to experience, but because of their dedication and willingness to help I was entering my final semester with multiple job offers.”
  • Business Major: Finance
  • Graduation Date: May 2015
  • Hometown: Houston, TX
  • Current Position: Financial Analyst, International Paper
  • On the Job: As a financial analyst, I provide analytical support to multiple paper mills across the United States.
Why did you choose to attend Mississippi State University?

When l was looking to transfer from Itawamba Community College I had no idea where I wanted to go. After one visit to Mississippi State’s campus and engaging with other students who were transfer students in previous years, there was no doubt Mississippi State was where I wanted to be.

How did you select business as your major?

I always knew that I wanted to pursue a career in business, I just never knew in what area. After getting the opportunity to meet with a couple of the professors within the finance department I decided to go that route. By the end of my first semester in finance, I knew I had found my place.

How did the College of Business prepare you for your career?

The College of Business gave me more than I ever could have asked for when it came to preparing for my future. The biggest contributor to my success within the College of Business was hands down the amazing faculty. To have professors that were sincerely interested in helping me see and reach my full potential was something I never expected to experience, but because of their dedication and willingness to help I was entering my final semester with multiple job offers. Along with the exceptional educational preparation provided by the finance faculty, I was able to build lasting professional relationships that have been instrumental in my success after graduation.